Vassalboro Board of Selectmen
Minutes of the Selectmen’s Meeting
April 7, 2015
Members Present: Lauchlin Titus, Phil Haines and Rob Browne (6:04)
Others Present: Mary Sabins, Ray Breton, Richard Green, Norton True, Lee Trahan and his driver.
1. Call to order – The meeting was called to order by Chairman Haines at 6:00 p.m.
2. Minutes – On a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by P. Haines, the Board voted unanimously to accept the minutes of the 3/26/15 and 4/2/15 meetings as written.
Chairman Haines opted to take the agenda items out of sequence in order to have the discussion with the Sanitary District Trustee after Selectman Browne arrives.
3. Reports – a. Road Report - On a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by P. Haines, the Board voted unanimously to accept the report as presented. b. Police Report - On a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by P. Haines, the Board voted unanimously to accept the report as presented. Chairman Haines noted that he likes the use of complete sentences in this version of the police report. c. First Responders Report – no report was received.
4. Other – 1. On a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by P. Haines, the Board voted unanimously to sign a Quitclaim deed for Daren L. McKee and Melisa L. McKee who paid all three years of back taxes after the February 20, 2015 foreclosure on a 2012 tax lien. 2. The Board briefly reviewed the latest version of the Town budget and made no changes.
Selectman Rob Browne arrived at this time (6:04 pm).
5. Vassalboro Sanitary District (VSD) Trustees – Trustee President Ray Breton explained to the Board that the Trustees are on a roll with their planned sewer project that will connect a new sewer line from Vassalboro to Winslow, and then to the Kennebec Sanitary Treatment District in Waterville. Funds are needed to keep the project moving, and the VSD are requesting funding for the project from the TIF revenues, handled by the Board of Selectmen. Much discussion was given about the failing condition of the present system, and the sources of funding available to fund the estimated $5.5 million project. The TIF money would be used for either seed money to be combined with other funding sources, or would be used for engineering fees to begin the design phase of the project. The Board thanked the group for coming and stated that applications for TIF fund grant awards will be accepted after the fourth tax payment is made by Summit Natural Gas, which is due in late April.
6. Treasurer’s Warrants – On a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to approve warrants #64, and #65.
7. Sarah Luce – It was noted that Sarah Luce did not appear at the meeting after requesting to be on the agenda. The Board briefly discussed her request for an ordinance to require removal of stale-dated event and advertising signs. By consensus, the Board agreed that enforcing such an ordinance would prove difficult with only one part-time police officer, and no further action should be taken at this time.
8. Adjourn – There being no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 6:50 p.m. The Board and Sabins then each drove to the school for the 7:00 p.m. meeting with the Budget Committee which followed this meeting.
These minutes were read and accepted by the Board of Selectmen on 4/23/15 with the following amendments: None.